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Charlie Parker: Washington DC, 1948

Charlie Parker: Washington DC, 1948   submitted on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 07:05 in Jazz Group by Mike_Longo

Charlie Parker inspired a Grateful Dead-like fervor for taping his live appearances as the steady stream of unreleased concert performances attests. Many of these recordings are of questionable quality though, and this 1948 Washington DC performance is captured on acetate and has as much crackle and hiss as music. The microphone placement never comes close to picking up all the nuances of the blowing. However, the zealous are always willing to overlook these shortcomings as long as the music is good enough...

Source: allaboutjazz
Author: David Rickert

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